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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Dec 29 2017

New Year's Day cold snap to hit U.S. winter wheat, rivers

CHICAGO A New Year's Day cold snap in the southern U.S. Plains poses a threat to winter wheat, particularly in Kansas, the country's biggest producer of the grain, agricultural meteorologists said.

Dec 15 2017

Drought leaves U.S. Plains wheat vulnerable to freeze damage

CHICAGO A combination of delays to autumn planting and dry conditions in the southern U.S. Plains have left the hard red winter crop vulnerable to freeze damage, crop experts said, which could further tighten supplies of high-protein wheat.

Dec 11 2017

Bakers, farmers struggle to make any dough on poor wheat crop

WINNIPEG, Manitoba/CHICAGO Chicago's iconic sandwiches - Italian beef heroes dripping with gravy, and hot dogs loaded with pickles and hot peppers - wouldn't be such culinary institutions without the bread. | Video

Nov 01 2017

Low prices, bad weather seen curbing U.S. Plains wheat seeding

CHICAGO, Nov 1 U.S. winter wheat acreage for harvest in 2018 could shrink further from 2017's 108-year low as poor returns deterred farmers from planting the crop this autumn and excessive rains disrupted the plans of those that did.

Sep 01 2017

Wheat virus threatens crop in U.S. Plains as farmers save money

CHICAGO Kansas, the top U.S. wheat producing state, could face hefty yield losses next year from a virus that cost it nearly 6 percent of production in 2017, according to a preliminary estimate, as low wheat prices may have deterred farmers from spending money on herbicides.

Aug 28 2017

Whole Foods slashes prices on some produce, also selling Amazon's Echo

LOS ANGELES/CHICAGO On its first day as part of Amazon.com , organic grocery chain Whole Foods Market Inc slashed prices on popular items like avocados and apples on Monday by a third as it bid to shake off its "Whole Paycheck" reputation for high prices.

Aug 03 2017

Paraguay's high-protein wheat may be too scarce to seize demand

ASUNCION/CHICAGO Weather damage to crops in Paraguay has robbed the international wheat market of more supplies of the high-quality grain needed to make bread and snatched an opportunity for the country to cultivate customers other than its massive neighbor, Brazil.

Jul 27 2017

Drought slashes U.S. spring wheat yield prospects: tour

FARGO, N.D. Hot and dry weather during the growing season slashed yield prospects for U.S. hard red spring wheat to the lowest in nearly a decade, scouts on an annual crop tour said on Thursday.

Jul 26 2017

Drought hits parts of North Dakota spring wheat prospects: tour

MINOT, North Dakota Spring wheat crops in central and northwestern North Dakota were showing the effects of hot, dry conditions and yield prospects were down sharply from a year ago, scouts on an annual crop tour said Wednesday.

Jul 26 2017

Drought cuts southern North Dakota spring wheat prospects: tour

BISMARCK, North Dakota Yield prospects for hard red spring wheat in southern North Dakota were below average following hot and dry weather during the growing season, scouts on an annual crop tour said Tuesday.

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